To view the 5 websites for typing, click on the link listed in the paragraph above.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Typing Websites for Practice and More
Trying to get caught up on my blog and blog reading, I came across a great resource for Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers. This blog entry gives us 5 websites where kids can practice typing or play typing games. Some of the comments left in the comments section give us even more web resources and sites. One commenter even wonder if typing practice and keyboarding practice is even needed. In my personal opinion, I teach 330 middle school kids each week and I have yet to find any that type as fast as I do and well over half are still 1-finger typers or very, very slow at typing and this hurts their grade and speed/performance on assignments. So yes, I believe typing practice is a necessity. They might be able to type with their thumbs, but most projects and assignments still need them to be able to type with all 10 fingers on a large keyboard.